An evergreen Magnoila producing shows of cup-shaped greenish-yellow to ivory white blooms with dark red margins, sending off a fragrance of bananas in spring and summer. Although not fully hardy, Magnolia figo will withstand relatively mild climates in the UK, unless severe winters or early frosts are forecast. This stunning shrub is especially useful in shade gardens where it can serve as a background and windshield for smaller woodland plants. Height: 4m (13'). Spread: 3m (10').
Culinary note: The young flowers, once separated, can be pickled and then used either on their own as a treat or in salads. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Plant magnolias in a sunny or semi shaded position with protection from cold winds and hard spring frosts. Magnolias prefer a rich, moist, well drained, acid to neutral soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve the soil prior to planting, mixing it thoroughly and deeply. Magnolia plants establish quicker when their roots are shaded. Following planting, apply a mulch of rotted bark chips, manure or garden compost, taking care not to mound it around the stem of the plant.
When growing Magnolia soulangeana in a patio container use a blend of ericaceous compost mixed with John Innes No. 3.
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